Over the past hour or so, I’ve been regularly checking Yahoo!’s homepage to see if they offer any news or link any headlines about the massive Tea Party protest against big government in our nation’s capital. With as many as two million people attending, you’d think it would merit more attention than a petition with only 150 signatures against naming a center in honor of former Vice President Cheney.
And this multi-million person multitude gathered in just one day whereas it took the petition organizer a year to gather all those signatures.
UPDATE: On its homepage, Yahoo! does provide a link to an article on the President’s health care speech in Al Franken’s home state where he drew a crowd, approximately 1% the size of the crowd in Washington (that is, of the smallest estimate of the crowd’s size):
“I will not accept the status quo. Not this time. Not now,” the president told an estimated 15,000 people during a rally that had every feel of a campaign event, right down to chants of “Fired up, ready to go!” and “Yes, we can!”
Feel of a campaign event? Hmmm. . . . not the greatest way to govern. That aricle gave just one paragraph to the much larger protest in the nation’s capital:
While the president cleared out of town, thousands of people marched along Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol to protest Obama’s approach on health care and what they say is out-of-control federal spending. At the protest, people chanted “enough, enough” and “We the people” and carried signs that said “Obamacare makes me sick” and “I’m Not Your ATM.”
“Thousands of people?” Technically, that’s accurate as 1.2 million is thousands of people, but I’d bet this were an pro-Obama rally, the AP would be using the actual estimate.
Oh, and, Obama keeps misrepresenting his critics. Since he says we should call out those who represent what’s in his plan (which he still has not released), can’t we call him out too on saying his critics want to do nothing. And the media for not telling how large the protest against big governmnt really is.
UP-UPDATE: Finding a CNN reporter at the rally asking about Joe Wilson, John Hinderaker writes, “Why that made sense I’m not sure, apart from the liberal media’s determination to deflect attention toward Wilson and away from Americans’ widespread dissatisfaction with the Obama administration.” Then, he offers this telling comment (emphasis added): “We are living in a weird era, in which news organizations studiously avert their eyes from the news.”
UP-UP-UPDATE: If one million people rally against big government and the MSM pays their protest no heed, does it still make a sound?